Shovels will hit the ground in early 2020, pending final regulatory approvals, to build two new grain elevators for G3. The first, located at Vermilion, Alta., will have a capacity of 34,000 tonnes and will be located on the CN Rail line. The second elevator, located at Swift Current, Sask., will have capacity of 42,000 tonnes and will be located on the CP Rail line.
“G3 has been steadily growing to serve some of the most productive grain growing regions in Western Canada,” says G3 CEO Don Chapman. “We’re happy to add Vermilion and Swift Current to our network and give farmers there a fast and efficient option for moving their grain to market.”
Both elevators will be built with the same high-efficiency features as its other new facilities in Western Canada: a loop track that can quickly load a 150-car unit train, and the ability to unload a Super-B truck in less than five minutes.
Both facilities should be complete by 2021.